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Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Flora Community of Christ Church
Bobby "Bob" Gene Mason, age 80, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his home.
Bob was born January 11, 1939, in Princeton, Indiana, the son of Ralph E. and Anna E. “Betty” (Catt) Mason. He married Shirley A. (Henson) Burkett Mason on December 8, 1985. Shirley preceded him in death July 17, 2013.
Bob worked as a welder for Ashland Pipeline for over 23 years. He was a member of Flora Community of Christ Church where he also served as a minister. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include a brother: Jerry Mason of Bakersfield, California; a sister: Teresa Bayler (husband Randy) of Olney; a stepdaughter-in-law: Angela Burkett of Flora; 4 step-grandchildren: Joshua Burkett of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Deanna Burkett of Sheffield, Alabama, Jacob Burkett (wife Laura) of Salem, and Jonah Burkett (wife Tricia) of Flora; a step-granddaughter-in-law: Sara Burkett of Flora; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and 2 nieces and 4 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Ann O’Donnell (husband Bill); stepson: Terry Burkett; and step-grandson: Charles “Chuck” Burkett.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Flora Community of Christ Church. Interment will be private in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Flora Public Library, and will be accepted through the funeral home. Frank & Bright Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
So sorry for your loss 1st day with U and G Jonah Sarah And the rest of family
We are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Good hard working man
Many happy hours growing up with "Black" Mason. Sorry to have missed our Class of 57's last reunion and the opportunity to be with Bob and the rest of the Heinz 57 Varieties brothers and sisters. Them were the days! May Bob now rest in peace ... for eternity. Amen.
Teresa sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.
Teresa and Jerry, very sorry to read about Bob. He was a very good man. Always enjoyed talking to him.
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a very kind man and enjoyed all the times we spent together at church functions and with his family. He will be missed.
I experienced Bob as an easy going, down to earth guy who greeted me with a smile and an offering of friendship. It was always great to be in Bob's presence. Thanks, Bob, for being a wonderful man and friend.
My prayers and condolences to Bob's family. I have fond memories of our time when we were in high school and after graduation. Bob was a welder and I worked for a while in the oil fields. We had chats from time to time about the related fields, the pay was pretty good but one really earned it especially during inclement weather. Bob was good at his trade and he was just a really fine person, I had great respect for both. Blessings fellow classmate.
Joe and Pam Silvey send prayers and good thoughts to all of Bob's family and friends. Had some good times with Bob in high school and always liked him.
We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a sweet neighbor. Prayers for the family.
So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.
I worked with Bob at Ashland and was his welder's helper on occasion. He was a very good welder and person. God bless the family.
My deepest sympathies to Bob's Family and Church Family.. He was such a kind wonderful man.. I have many memories of him as I was growing up attending the same church and being good friends with the Burketts. He was always so nice to me.. My thoughts and prayers to my niece, nephew, sister in law, Angie and the kids and their families.. Prayers to All of the Family.. May God comfort you All during this difficult time..
Theresa so very sorry. In our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
So Sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man. prayers for his family.
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed talking to him from time to time. He will be missed in this community and in his church.
Sorry for the loss. May God comfort family at this time.
We thank God for loyal and devoted servants like Bob. His kindness was always welcome. Sympathy and blessing to his family.